Francis Sant strives to provide sustainable solutions in all its development services taking into consideration social, economic as well as environmental issues. We believe that these can not be considered exclusively but should be incorporated in providing answers to development problems that are sympathetic to both the natural and built environment.

Achieving this requires innovation to be at the centre of each project irrespective of its size or value.

Sustainability – or ‘sustainable living’ – has been defined as the goal of sustainable development.

A widely-used and international accepted definition of sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (Brundtland, 1987).

In 2005, the UK government stated the goal of sustainable development is to enable all people throughout the world to satisfy their basic needs and enjoy a better quality of life, without compromising the quality of life of future generations(Defra).

Sustainable development involves the integration of economic, environmental and social elements, minimising the trade-offs that have to be made between those elements